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Florida spousal support & alimony guide

Establishing Alimony FairlyOf all the issues that arise in the process of ending a marriage, alimony or spousal support can be among the most challenging of family law matters. Did you know that the amount of support that one spouse receives from another is primarily determined by the judge that is assigned to the case? This makes it imperative to find a quality attorney who can work to get you the support that you need.

To speak with one of our compassionate alimony attorneys in Putnam County now, call (386) 200-6547.

Who Is Entitled to Alimony?

Alimony is a monthly payment made by one spouse to the other after divorce. Receiving alimony is based on two main factors. First, one spouse has proven inability to financially support themselves. Secondly, the other spouse possesses the proven ability to provide financial assistance to their former spouse. Depending on individual circumstances, spousal support can be either temporary or permanent.

Temporary alimony is granted to former spouses who need to:

  • Find a job
  • Complete an education program
  • Raise children

Permanent alimony is only awarded to those who may never become self-supporting due to age or disability.

How Much Alimony Do I Qualify For?

There is no single formula for determining how much an individual will receive in alimony. The amount of support that you can receive depends upon your particular circumstances.

Some factors that are usually considered include:

  • Duration of marriage
  • Standard of living
  • Earning capacity per spouse
  • Income and property per spouse
  • Barriers to earning capacity
  • Children and who will raise them
  • Personal sacrifices made on behalf of career or educational pursuits

When Does Spousal Support Or Alimony Actually Begin In A Divorce?

Per Florida Law, the filing of a petition starts the divorce action. Once this is done, alimony can and should be awarded on a temporary basis during the pendency of divorce litigation. This is referred to as Pendente Lite, which basically means pending litigation. A spouse can get alimony during and after divorce litigation for the term of that alimony.

Hedstrom and Harris Are Ready to Help You

If you are going through a divorce and think that you are entitled to alimony, but don’t know how much you should be getting, the attorneys at Hedstrom and Harris can help guide you through the process. If you are having difficulties coming to an agreement on how much you should be paying your former spouse, we can also help you overcome these challenges.

For help with your dispute, call our experienced Putnam County alimony lawyers today. (386) 200-6547.

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